The maps and aerial photographs within this page show information about Amity, New York. Amity is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 2,308 at the 2010 census. The name of the town means "friendship."
The Town of Amity is near the middle of Allegany County and is northeast of Olean, New York. The county seat, Belmont, is in Amity.
After being first settled around 1804, Amity was formed in 1830 from parts of the Towns of Angelica and Scio. In 1856, part of Amity was used to found the Town of Ward.
- Past residents of note
- Hamilton Ward, Sr., congressman and judge
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (0.23%) is water.
The Genesee River flows northward through the town. The Southern Tier Expressway (New York State Route 17/Interstate 86) passes through the northwest corner of the town, north of Belvidere. New York State Route 19 and New York State Route 244 intersect at Belmont.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,245 people, 885 households, and 601 families residing in the town. The population density was 65.0 people per square mile (25.1/km²). There were 1,120 housing units at an average density of 32.4 per square mile (12.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.68% White, 0.76% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.09% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.76% of the population.
There were 885 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.0% were non-families. 26.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the town the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 24.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 100.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.8 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $34,153, and the median income for a family was $40,387. Males had a median income of $31,394 versus $21,065 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,304. About 7.8% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.
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Belmont, New York (0.72 km) There is a town called Bellmont, New York in Franklin County. Belmont is a village within the Town of Amity which is in Allegany County, New York, USA. Belmont is the county seat of Allegany County. The population was 969 at the 2010 census. The name means beautiful hill. The Village of Belmont is centrally located in Amity. The village is northeast of Olean, New York. History The Village of Belmont was incorporated in 1871 as Philipsville, named after early settler Philip Church. The settlement was originally called Philipsburg.
Friendship, New York (8.76 km)Friendship is a town in Allegany County, New York, USA. The population was 2,004 at the 2010 census. The town's name was adopted to mark the resolution of earlier conflicts. The Town of Friendship is near the center of Allegany County and is northeast of Olean, New York. History The region was first settled around 1806. Originally, the town gained the name of "Bloody Corners" due to the high incidence of feuding. The Town of Friendship was formed in 1815 from part of the Town of Caneadea.
Scio, New York (8.89 km) Scio is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 1,833 at the 2010 census. The town is in the southern half of the county and north of the village of Wellsville. History The town was first settled around 1805 by Joseph Knight, a minuteman in the American Revolution, from Oneida County. Knights Creek, which flows into the Genesee River near Scio, is named for him. The town of Scio was created in 1823 from the town of Angelica. Some of its territory was later lost during the formation of the towns of Amity (1830), Wellsville (1855), and Willing (1851).
Belfast, New York (13.75 km) Belfast is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 1,663 at the 2010 census. It was named after the city of Belfast in Northern Ireland. History The first settlers had arrived by 1804. The town of Belfast was established in 1824 as the town of Orrinsburgh from part of the town of Caneadea. The name was changed to Belfast in 1825 due to the large amount of settlers in the area of Irish descent. The hamlet of Belfast was established as a "mill town" with water power from the Genesee River, which runs across the town.
Belfast (CDP), New York (14.46 km)Belfast is a hamlet in the Town of Belfast, Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 837 at the 2010 census, which lists the community as a census designated place. Geography Belfast is located at (42.3428443, -78.1113975) and its elevation is . According to the United States Census Bureau, Belfast has a total area of, of which is land and is water. Demographics As of the 2010 census, there were 837 people, 337 households, and 213 families. The population density was . There were 377 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup as of 2010 was 95.